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More Music Industry News: Last.fm, Rolling Stone, Music Comics, “N” Words, Zune Hacks & More

  • image from www.musicplayer.me Last.fm turns the volume up - David Goodman, Last.fm's chief, talks to Emma Barnett about how the music site is going back to its roots, having terminated on-demand streaming, with a renewed focus on scrobbling and personalized internet radio. (Telegraph UK)
  • Not sure we need copyright reform?  RT @dubber: 6 out of 13 number 1 songs in the US in 2009 were sample-based.
  • Much of Rolling Stone Magazine's content will go behind a pay wall soon. (Media Memo)
  • Musicians experiment with graphic novels and comics. (Financial Times)
  • So who runs the record labels now? Stars like Jack White, and Kings of Leon, and many cult acts, are starting labels. Why? Are their signings better than those to traditional companies? Elisa Bray looks at the small print. (Independent)
  • Def Jam Rapstar: when keeping it real gets real awkward. (ars) White rappers and the "N' word.
  • image from www.geekosystem.com Zune Hackers Create Toolkit to Make Apps, Games (Gadget Lab)
  • Apple elbows Google aside to become Silicon Valley's most valuable company. (Mercury News) Plus a graphic look at Apple vs. Microsoft vs. Google.
  • The 17 Coolest Record Stores in America (Paste)
  • MUST READ: What If More Money Makes People Less Inclined To Create? (Mike Masnick @ Techdirt)


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